Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Plane and the Moon...

It was a beautiful Saturday morning November 15 and I was about to go out when looking at the sky I saw the trail of a plane passing by and on the other side I saw a half moon. It was a fascinating sight to watch at this early morning. Plane passes by daily at this part of the country en route to its destinations. In a split of seconds I thought that I should take a photo of both images but my DSLR with the telephoto lens was in the house and it would take a while to get the camera. As the plane was travelling fast it would just passed by in mere seconds. So I did not want to take a chance of missing this  golden opportunity to get such a shot. I had we me the new Nokia Lumia 735 with a better camera but had not used it to take distance objects. Anyway I thought I had to try. I aim the tiny camera to the sky and took two shots before plane went out of sight. I take a look at the viewing screen on the phone and saw the tiny image on one of the shot. I then edit it so as to get a closer look. I did it; I got both the plane with its white Wake trail and the moon. I was delighted to have got such a shot. I then posted in on Facebook for all to see and enjoy that moment in time. Here is that wonderful shot.

Have a nice day.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Merbah bird and the Nona fruits.....

I love to hear the chirping of birds especially in the early morning. The other day a Merbah bird was enjoying the Buah Nona [Custard Apple] on the tree behind the house. We always keep some ripe one for the birds. Asmah saw it and call me; she say there is a bird enjoying the fruits on the tree. I went to take my DSLR and took thirteen shots using the telephoto lens from inside the house. It was not that easy to get good shots since there is a grill on the other sides of the kitchen window. Moreover even a little noise would makes the birds fly away. So as quiet as possible I aimed the camera and took as many shots as possible. Out of the thirteen shots only two shots came out great. I am sharing it here for all to enjoy. 

Have a nice day.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Stranger No More...

It was a beautiful Friday October 31st. My spouse had gone for a short holiday to Bandung, Indonesia with our daughter Lin. Alone I decided to go for lunch at the KLCC. I drove the Honda and parked the car at the usual level of the parking area and went up to have lunch at the Food Court there. I would always try to park my car at the same level and if possible at the same parking lot. It made it easier to find the car when leaving the place. To avoid the lunch time rush I decided to have an early lunch. Order an Ayam Penyek [Rice with Chicken] and sat down at one of the table facing the pool and enjoy my lunch. After that I went up to the book-store Kinokuniya upstairs and bought a few books there; then while my times window-shop in the mall. I felt I need coffee and look for a place to enjoy a good cup of brewed coffee. I soon found most of the coffee outlets were packed with people enjoying their coffee after lunch. I was desperate for a good cup of coffee and continue to look around for empty seat to enjoy my coffee but to no avail. I then try a new outlet that I had not been before. I saw an empty chair in front of someone and ask whether the seat is occupied. He reply with a no and said I may take it. Happy I sat down. Leave my bag there and order my coffee. We soon got into talking and in the process became friend....Stranger no more. He was having coffee while waiting for his daughter to finish shopping. He said that he is a businessman based in Brunei and frequent Kuala Lumpur too. His other half is in New Zealand with their son who is studying there. We chat on various topics that come to our minds while enjoying our coffee. It turn out to be a very beautiful meeting of two strangers in a cosy coffee outlet call the 8 ounce Coffee; in the heart of Kuala Lumpur's premier mall the KLCC.

While in the midst of the chat his daughter came and we continue to chat. I then ask her to take a picture of us using my cell phone. They then do the same with their thus we have pictures of all of us as seen in this posting. 

Have a nice day.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Cellphone's Images....

It is amazing what the tiny Cellphone camera could do in photography. Now with added software it can take even at close up. I love photography and uses DSLR, Digital Camera as well the Cellphone camera for my photography. I now find it’s simply difficult to know which images are taken by what type of camera. For easy photography at time I resort to using just my Cellphone camera for posting images on Facebook, Blog and other social media sites.  Here are some images that I had taken from time to times using the Cellphone. Enjoy it folks as much as I had taking those images.



Have a nice day

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Malay foods @ Simple Restaurant in Kuantan...




Last August I was in Kuantan. It was lunch time and we decided to go to Wak Sufiah restaurant in town. On arrival there we found the shop closed. It seems it has been closed since the Eid Fitri holiday a week before. Our nephew who was driving the Nissan decided to take us to another place but before that we decided to stop at a Dry Fish shop at Jalan Besar. After buying what we need at the shop I went out and saw one of the workers brought a plate of rice filled with dishes and I ask him where he had that. He replies that next door.
I went to have a look and sure enough there is a simple restaurant there. Nothing fancy. I went in to have a look and saw many people enjoying their lunch. I then look at the spreads and saw some very tempting dishes; simple home-cooked like. It does wet my appetite. I then told my spouse and my nephew why not we just have lunch here. They agreed. We select a table and then served ourselves on the buffet spreads.
I just selected a simple grilled fish and some sauce together with a bowl of Siput Sedup [Fresh water snails- Cerithidea obtusa]] cooked in coconut milk which I had not taken for such a long time since it difficult to get such dish in Kuala Lumpur. Without much ado I sat down to enjoy my lunch. It was a sumptuous meal indeed. After the meal I had a talk with the owner and soon found that this restaurant is a Ma and Pa business.
The name of the restaurant is R and R. I thought the R and R mean Rest and Recreation but soon found that it the the first alphabet of their names. Both of them was working in Kuala Lumpur and had retired. After retirement they decided to open a restaurant. Since she was from Kuantan she decided to open one in her home town. She managed to rent a shop at the Main Street [Jalan Besar] and open the restaurant. Here are some images of the spreads served at the restaurant.


Have a nice day.